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Visiting Writers Series

Ars Poetica
Visiting Writers Series

The EOU literary lecture series Ars Poetica has promoted literary arts in the region since its inception in the early 1960s, hosting as many as a dozen visiting writers every academic year. Past visiting writers include Czeslaw Milosz, Denise Levertov, Richard Hugo, William Stafford, Robert Creeley, among others.


In more recent years, Ars Poetica has hosted readings and workshops by Carl Adamshick, Sandra Alcosser, Sherman Alexie, Christopher Buckley, Jon Davis, Matthew Dickman, Anthony Doerr, Danielle Deulen, Debra Earling, Molly Gloss, Garrett Hongo, Marie Howe, Thomas Kennedy, Keejte Kuipers, William Kittredge, Dorianne Laux, Michael McGriff, Joseph Millar, Katrina Roberts, Peter Rock, Primus St. John, Jess Walter, Crystal Williams, and many more.


The 2013-14 Ars Poetica schedule will feature readings by our MFA faculty members Lidia Yuknavitch, Jon Raymond, Jennifer Boyden, and Justin Hocking, as well as Kim Barnes and Robert Wrigley.


Visiting writers for the Summer 2014 and Autumn 2014 MFA residencies: TBA

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